Woodsford announces new hires in the US, UK

Woodsford has announced a major expansion of its global team.

In the US, Ryan Schultz joins as Vice President, Business Development. He joins from the Intellectual Property & Technology Group at Robins Kaplan LLP, a preeminent trial law firm in the US, where he was a Partner. Ryan will be looking to build on and grow Woodsford’s intellectual property partnerships. He will be based in Minneapolis.

Whether you’re an inventor of a patent that is being infringed, a holder of trade secrets that have been misappropriated, or the owner of a trademark that is now in use without your permission, Woodsford is here to help.” Schultz commented. “I’m extremely excited to join Woodsford at this time and to play my part in helping the victims of Big Tech and further growing our US business”, he added.

In the UK, four new hires have joined the London-based underwriting and finance teams: Emily Woolcott, Karen Espinoza, Michael Abdul and Alba Baeza Breva. In addition, Kathryn Ludlow has been added to the firm Investment Advisory Panel.

Woodsford’s CEO, Steven Friel noted: “Our business has long been known for having high quality capital and high quality professionals. These important new hires demonstrate that we continue to attract the best talent to our team, which is one of the reasons that Woodsford stands out as a top performer in ESG, access to justice and litigation finance.